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By Yunusa Ringim
February 20, 2017

Abubakar Atiku Bagudu 549x450In an effort to increase food production, the Kebbi State Government has procured 300,000 tons of fertilizer for farmers under its short and long term plans.

The State Commissioner of Agriculture, Alhaji Muhammad Garba, disclosed this to newsmen during a ministerial briefing organised by the state chapter of NUJ in Birnin Kebbi.
According to him, within the next 3 weeks , the state will be receiving the first consignment of 1000, 000 tons of fertilizer under the arrangement made with Kano, Jigawa, Sokoto, Zamfara and Katsina states while the remaining 200,000 tons is expected from Morocco under the arrangement made between Nigeria and the Moroccan government.
He added that the state government has also procured 100 tractors, 1000 ox-drawn ploughs, 100 rice threshers in order to ease drudgery in farming by farmers in the state.
“In order to reduce drudgery in doing farm work, the government has also procured 100 tractors, some of which we have started receiving as well as bought 1000 Ox-drawn ploughs for farmers in the state”.
Dandiga also said that 20,000 farmers have been sponsored to produce soya beans across the state in addition to investing into other crops the state have comparative advantage in such as wheat and vegetables .
“100 motorcycles have been purchased to extension workers in the state which has resulted in the increased yield per hectare recorded from2.5 tons per hectare to minimum of 5 tons per hectare,” he noted.
https://www.today.ng/business/agribusiness/262026/kebbi-procures-300000-tons-fertiliser-100-tractors-boost-agriculture

Messages to Farmers

  • Obtain quality fertilizers from reputable suppliers especially FEPSAN members
  • Store unused fertilizer away from children, fire, rain and entry of foreign material.
  • Form groups/associations to benefit from group/association dynamics
  • Allow your crops to fully mature to get quality and value
  • Report adulterated fertilizer to the appropriate authority

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